Discussion in 'IntroSpectrum' started by Tequila Jong-il, Jan 30, 2008.
So Africans are the only people killing each other??
... Like Africans in Africa? Or like black people in general?
He's probably talking about the civil wars in Kenya and Sudan.
But he's stupid if he thinks African countries are the only ones involved in war and genocide.
Colonialism fucked that continent up big time... blame your European brethren.
Why are Chinks always eating one another?
damn, the question is legit! He never said nothin about Africans being the only ones etc, but to answer your question, it has a lot to do with conditioning (to hate themselves~ condition, response), being in a silent, subtle civil war that wears the garments of civil protest and struggle when in fact, it's bigger than all of that. its deep! Yea, Africans are killing off Africans at an alarming rate... But why won't amerikka answer to the genocide act. and why has she (The U.S. government) broken international laws and the Geneva Convention (a million times over) ?
I'm sure white people are to blame!
nnaaaaa... God gets this one.
Nah, I think the hundreds of years of white folks coming through had some effect...
i wouldn't use the word blame, but...
Part of post-colonial Africa's problem is that after independence or before gaining independence few African leaders discussed or debated how their new countries should be governed politically and economiclly with the participation of the various ethnic representatives. As a result few African countries gained independence with their various tribal or ethnic groups being on the same page. Instead post-colonial Africa had one authoritorian leader after another who tried to impose his way on a diverse population and the problems we see in sub-saharan Africa today are the by-products of this. A country must plan for independence.
yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah!
Deu28: tells the whole story...
Interesting part here,maybe they could see what was comming?:
" In several other African countries, such as Cameroon, Gabon, Kenya, Libya, Sudan and Zimbabwe, political strife and discontent are brewing. As noted earlier, on 7 July 1997 church leaders, opposition politicians, student groups, and civic organizations demonstrated in Nairobi, demanding constitutional reform to level the political playing field before elections scheduled for later that year. The opposition claimed that free and fair elections could not be held unless changes were made. President Moi, who had been in power for 19 years, controlled all the levers of power: the parliament, security forces, judiciary, and electoral commission. His police shot, clubbed and tear-gased the demonstrators, including Reverend Timothy Njoya of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. Eleven people were killed. "On April 8th, 1998 Amnesty International described Kenya as a `powder-keg waiting to explode' and blamed the government for its divide-and-rule tactics in encouraging ethnic conflict" (The Economist, 18 April 1998, 42). "
The politics of exclusion has been the basic cause of turmoil in Africa. Eventually, those excluded from the political spoils eventually will rise up and set out to either overthrow the system or secede. The Biafran War of 1967 is an example.
Regardless, secession or insurgency degenerates into violence, chaos, and destruction. The Liberian civil war started in 1989 when the excluded group (Americo-Liberians, Mandingos and Moslems) set out to remove Samuel Doe and his Krahnmen from power. Two years later (1991), the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) started a war that eventually led to the complete destruction of Sierra Leone. As The Washington Times (June 10, 1999) explained: “In the beginning, it was simply an insurgency under the control of the political party long out of power because the ruling party had set up a one-party dictatorship and governed the country for three decades” (p.A16) The 1994 Rwandan massacre began when Tutsi rebels set off from Uganda to remove the Hutu from power. The disintegration of Zaire began with rebellion led by Laurent Kabila in 1996 with easterners excluded from power by Mobutu. Civil war and strife, together with famine, have claimed the lives of at least 5 million Africans since independence in the 1960s and have driven millions more into exile.
But Africa's mafia governments have learned nothing from all these civil wars and carnage. They repeat the same foolish mistakes again and again in country after country.
"Regardless, secession or insurgency degenerates into violence, chaos, and destruction. "
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